We have more than 10-15 “ippe” saplings that have been given to us as sapota plants
After one year these saplings have been identified locally as Ippe Mara - (Kannada). We are in a dilemma about leaving it in the fruit orchard, as they are flourishing or pulling them out and replanting elsewhere, away from the orchard. We have been told, by our neighbours that it has no purpose and will shed seeds all over and “take over” the orchard.
- what is the botanical name - my search comes with Madhuca longifolia which according to the Karnataka Forestry site says is useful for timber (and the flowers for arrack!)
- is it used as the mother plant in sapota grafts?
- if yes then can the sapota be re-grafted on to it?